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2015-08-27 Danger Looms in DRC As Kabila Maneuvers to Remain in Power
[allAfrica] It is becoming increasingly difficult for authoritarian African heads of state to change constitutions that limit them to two terms in power.

2015-08-27 ICC - Trial of Bosco Ntaganda for Alleged Crimes in the Democratic Republic of Congo
[HRW] On September 2, 2015, the trial of Bosco Ntaganda will start in The Hague at the International Criminal Court (ICC), nine years after the court issued its first arrest warrant against him. Ntaganda, a rebel leader who fought with various armed groups, and was later a general in the Congolese army, is the fourth person to be tried before the ICC for grave international crimes allegedly committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The opening statements are expected to last two days. After that,

2015-08-27 Portland Goes Conflict-Free
[ENOUGH] Purchasing Policy to Support Peace in Congo

2015-08-27 Senior CPC Official Meets DRC Delegation
[Focac] Beijing -Senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Zhao Leji met here Tuesday with a delegation from the ruling party of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) headed by secretary general Henri Mova Sakanyi.

2015-08-25 Reconsidering Lubanga's Sentence - Views From Ituri
[Lubanga Trial Website] The following commentary was written by Olivia Bueno of the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), in consultation with Congolese activists. The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of IRRI or of the Open Society Justice Initiative.

2015-08-25 A Chat With German Ambassador in DRC, Wolfgang Manig,
[WFP] By Claude Kalinga -Ambassador Wolfgang Manig, along with WFP's Deputy Country Director Silvia Caruso, recently traveled to the South Ubangi province bordering the Central African Republic where they visited activities implemented by WFP with funding from the Government of German. Upon his return in Kinshasa, the DRC capital, we caught up with him to get his impressions about the mission.

2015-08-25 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
[Monusco] Kinshasa -Martin Kobler, Head of MONUSCO, calls for the remembrance of the victims of slavery in order to draw inspiration from them

2015-08-24 Lubanga Pleads With ICC Judges for Early Release
[Lubanga Trial Website] Convicted Congolese political leader Thomas Lubanga has pleaded with International Criminal Court (ICC) judges to grant him early release, promising to promote reconciliation and announcing plans to do doctoral studies into the psycho-sociological determinants of conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

2015-08-25 Zaire - Over 100 Citizens From DRC Repatriated for Illegal Stay
[ANGOP] Mbanza Congo -At least one hundred and two citizens from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were repatriated in the last seven days by the Migration and Foreigners Service (SME) in Zaire province, for illegal entry and stay in the country.

2015-08-24 Hilal - Mazembe - Expectations of the Key Actors
[CAF] Sudanese side, El Hilal and TP Mazembe of DR Congo will slug it out in the Day Five clash on Sunday, 23 August 2015 at the Hilal Stadium in Omdurman. At stake is a place at the last four of the premier continental club championship for either side.

2015-08-22 Orlando Pirates Beat Leopards to Go Through With Zamalek
[CAF] Orlando Pirates qualified for the semis alongside Zamalek after a 2-0 win over AC Leopards of Congo on Saturday in Johannesburg.

2015-08-21 Farewell Remarks by DRC Ambassador to USA Faida Mitifu
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The departing ambassador to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dr. Faida Mitifu, has been in demand as a spokesperson for her country and as a person who could explain Africa's resilience and prospects to Americans. At a Diplomatic Partnership reception for her at the U.S. Department of State, ?Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield commended her as an unusually skilled envoy, conveying important understandings between the two governments. Followin

2015-08-20 Fact Sheet - Disclosing the Use of Conflict Minerals
[U.S. SEC] Background: In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, which directs the Commission to issue rules requiring certain companies to disclose their use of conflict minerals if those minerals are "necessary to the functionality or production of a product" manufactured by those companies. Under the Act, those minerals include tantalum, tin, gold or tungsten.

2015-08-20 Conflict Minerals Law Remains on the Books Despite Damaging Decision
[Global Witness] Global Witness response to U.S. Conflict Minerals court case decision

2015-08-21 SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Initial Disclosures Indicate Most Companies Were Unable to Determine the Source of Their Conflict Minerals
[U.S. SEC] What GAO Found

2015-08-21 Ihezuo Tops Falconets List for DR Congo Qualifier
[Daily Trust] Nigeria Women U-20 handler Peter Dedevbo has invited 30 players to camp ahead of their third round Fifa U-20 Women's World Cup qualifier against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2015-08-21 October Is IPAD Month in DRC As Mining Community Gathers in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi
[AMA] "The DRC could transform the region's socio-economic landscape"

2015-08-19 Fighting in the East Shuts Down Clinics
[IRIN] Beni -CĂ©lestin Kasereka had just hobbled 15 kilometres on crutches to reach Oicha Hospital to get his injured leg treated. "This painful journey took all day," said Kasereka, a teacher at a school in the remote village of Mayi-Moya in the eastern Beni region of the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province.

2015-08-19 Amid Clashes, Many Clinics Close in Eastern DRC
[IRIN] Beni -CĂ©lestin Kasereka had just hobbled 15 kilometres on crutches to reach Oicha Hospital to get his injured leg treated. "This painful journey took all day," said Kasereka, a teacher at a school in the remote village of Mayi-Moya in the eastern Beni region of the Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province.

2015-08-19 Vurra Customs Border Post Reopens
[Monitor] Arua -Vurra customs post on the Uganda-DR Congo border, which had been closed for two months, has been reopened amid jubilation from citizens of the two countries.

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